Special Conditions Appeal

In some instances the information you report on your FAFSA does not accurately reflect your current financial situation. The federal government allows ACC to consider these changes through a process called a special conditions appeal.

Examples for special conditions appeal

  • Unusual medical expenses paid by student, spouse, or parent.
  • A significant reduction in earnings.
  • Death of a spouse or parent.
  • Separation or divorce.
  • Disability.
  • Private school tuition expenses.
  • One-time income such as severance pay, etc.
  • End of benefits (unemployment, child support, etc.).

This is not a complete list. If you think you have cause for a special conditions appeal, contact any campus Financial Aid Office. Note: If your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is 0, you cannot qualify for a special condition appeal.

Request a special conditions appeal

Take the following steps to request a special conditions appeal:

  1. Complete the financial aid application steps.
  2. Speak with a Financial Aid Office specialist.
  3. Submit the following documents: